Engineering majors at George Fox University get the hands-on training that will lead to rewarding careers in any number of fields related to the engineering profession.
As an engineer major, you'll learn to design products that impact us daily. From artificial limbs to cell phone networks to aircraft controls, the innovation of engineers touches nearly every part of the human experience. At George Fox, our engineering majors build microprocessors, engines, MP3 equalizers, talking alarm clocks, and much more. And they do so in a Christian college environment in which faith is integrated with learning.
Choose from four concentrations:
Learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science, studying everything from microprocessors and supercomputers to avionics, robotics, and graphics processing.
Explore the behavior of electrical devices, circuits and systems. You see electrical engineering in cell phones, microchips, robots and wireless networks.
Are you mechanically inclined? Mechanical engineers design and develop equipment such as solar cells, prosthetic devices, and turbojet engines.
From highways to bridges, to buildings, water supply and wastewater treatment plants, civil engineers plan, design and construct solutions that address the basic needs of everyday human existence.
Request information about the engineering major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.
What we offer …
- An ABET-accredited program
We are one of only five schools in Oregon and 13 in the 110-member Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to be accredited by the Accreditation Boards for Engineering and Technology.
- Promising job prospects
All of our 35 engineering graduates from the 2011 and 2012 classes either gained employment in the field or are currently attending graduate school. Among the companies employing our 2011-12 graduates are Boeing, Mentor Graphics, Tektronix, Micro Systems Engineering, Columbia Helicopters, Lattice Semiconductor, Intel, Fluke, Teradyne, Daimler, the U.S. Navy and ESCO.
- Small classes
Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.
- Broad curriculum
Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught in a Christian college environment where faith is integrated with learning.
- Hands-on learning
At some engineering schools, freshmen never get beyond a textbook. George Fox freshmen learn how to design 3D solid models, build an oscillating air engine, and construct a complete robotic system.
- State-of-the-art facilities
We offer new equipment and the latest software, including a computer-aided design (CAD) laboratory, machine shop, engineering projects lab, a circuits/electronics lab, a microwave engineering lab, and more.
- Faculty expertise
Our faculty members are experienced both as teachers and as industry professionals.
- Servant engineering
We prepare technically competent and broadly educated engineers for a life of responsible service emerging from a Christian worldview.
Our students pursue internships that give them on-the-job engineering experience while completing their degree.
- 'Best Undergraduate Engineering Program'
U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the top 100 (No. 96) "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" in the nation for 2012-13. To qualify, a school must have a program accredited by ABET. Our honor came in the category of schools whose highest engineering degree offered is a bachelor's or master's.
- National recognition
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.
Graduates of our electrical and mechanical engineering programs have acquired positions at a variety of companies, including Boeing, Xerox Corp., the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Corps of Engineers.